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- 20 June 2018: - I talked live with Paul Ross on the UK Radio station TALKradio about the arrival of the Japanese Hayabusa 2 space probe at asteroid Ryugu (choose the 4:30-5:00 timespan in top of the window to hear the segment).

- 5 June 2018: My first modest entomological paper has appeared in Notulae Odonotalogicae, reporting the 4th ever sighting of the seldom seen damselfly Palaiargia ernstmayri which I photographed in New Guinea in 2016.

- 28 March-2 April 2018: - In the morning of April 2, I was live on Dutch NPO1 Radio talking about the reentry of the Chinese space station Tiangong-1.

- On March 28 I talked live with Paul Ross on the UK Radio station TALKradio about the upcoming reentry of the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 (choose the 2:00-2:30 timespan in top of the window. The item starts near 6:25 in that segment).

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Dr Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator. My research topics include Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, asteroids and military space ("spy satelites").

RTL Late Night About me: - I am a Dutch archaeologist (PhD, Leiden University 2003) with a research focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, and a secondary interest in megaliths. I am involved in research in multiple fields of science, including asteroids (of which I discovered several) and meteorites. I track classified military satellites ("spy satellites"), analyse their behaviour, and blog about that on my SatTrackCam blog.

I have worked as an academic researcher (archaeology, meteoritics and space) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History). In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I am currently an external consultant on Space Situational Awareness issues to the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force, via the Astronomy department of Leiden University, and a guest researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, researching the Dutch meteorites Diepenveen and Broek in Waterland.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek